This autumn Visual Arts Foundation presents the exhibition A walk, a hundred years, a reconstruction by Marinus van Dijke in De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal.
Saturday, October 22, 4 p.m.
De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal, Zusterstraat 7
Inspired by an article by F. Bins, published in Buiten magazine in 1911, about a walk he took straight through the dunes of Schouwen-Duiveland in 1910, Marinus van Dijke decided to take the same walk one hundred years later.
‘A way of looking; of rediscovering what we already have, but which somehow eludes our recognition and our appreciation. Instead of being yet another explanation of what we have lost, it is an exploration of what we may yet find.’ – Simon Schama, Landscape and Memory
Saturday, October 22 at 13.30 p.m. starts a walk from the lighthouse in Burgh-Haamstede with a lecture by Kester Freriks, author of Verborgen wilderness.
In connection with these walks, Marinus van Dijke was invited by the editors of the Slibreeks series to design the 137th volume.
This chapbook has three parts with a map in each one and is entitled een wandeling honderd jaar een reconstructie (‘a walk a hundred years a reconstruction’).
A bus leaves from the Vleeshal on the Market, departure at 12.30. p.m., € 5, – p.p
RSVP via E office at vleeshal.nl
Marinus van Dijke on landscape
‘Out of a felt connection to the landscape, I organize the experiences I have there, and that gives my life meaning.
‘Even as a small child, I played in the dunes of Schouwen-Duiveland. As an artist, I have continued my games there, to present an image of nature and my relationship with the landscape.
‘I don’t so much live in the midst of nature, but share in the life of nature. As an artist, I’m very reflective.’
Marinus van Dijke (1952) lives and works on the island of Schouwen-Duiveland. Since 1996 he has focused his attention on a single dune valley, an approach which confronts him with the landscape’s dynamic nature. The constant changes he found there excited his interest in the valley’s history and its future, its possible paths of development. For years, he had been recording his visits and investigations in various media.
The results are now on show in a number of venues, including De Paviljoens in Almere, the Bewaerschole in Burgh-Haamstede, Galerie Wit in Wageningen, AkkuH in Hengelo, SUB Urban Video Lounge in Rotterdam, and Galerie Van Den Berge in Goes.
The Johan Deumens Gallery in Haarlem has artist’s books on this project permanently available for viewing.
Website Marinus van Dijke